Thornton Burgess Nature Stories Collection

  Thornton Burgess Natures Stories Collection review may contain affiliate links. Remember your childhood, and hearing tales of talking animals like Brer Rabbit and Peter Rabbit? Me too — I enjoy “talking animal” stories and the simple-yet-real lessons they often impart. That’s the type of thing you’ll find plenty of in the stories of Thornton […]

Introducing: Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge: A Biography for Children

Post contains affiliate links. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge: A Biography for Children Prince George isn’t the only new addition to Britain’s royal family. As of today, I’m happy to announce that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge: A Biography for Children is available in both Kindle and paperback versions. More about my latest “royal baby:” […]

Not So Happily Ever After Celebration Week

Post may contain affiliate links. Something exciting is approaching, on August 25. Perhaps you didn’t realize it, but that is King Ludwig II aka “Mad King Ludwig”‘s birthday. He would be 167. In celebration of Ludwig’s birthday, I’ll be hosting special events all next week on the blog. It’s my grand roll-out of my latest […]

Summer Reading for Young Readers

School’s out. How can you motivate your young reader to actually read? You know that reading is important. I taught elementary school for eight years, and it was always clear in the fall which kids had read over the summer and which hadn’t. Of course, there are lots of kids who just enjoy reading and […]

Make Someone’s Day for Under $5

Conversation at my house on May 6: Me: So, guess how many of my books have sold this month? Daughter: 100? Me: (feeling a bit deflated) Well … no … actually, it’s 10! (which I had been feeling okay about) Another daughter: Wow. That’s pretty sad. This little vignette leads to today’s post. It’s tough […]